Office tale of Eda Kaban, Illustrator - Baron Mag

Office tale of Eda Kaban, Illustrator

Oakland -  California
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Who are you : 

I'm Eda Kaban. I was born and raised in Turkey with a great passion for drawing and art. I eventually ventured off to the States to study illustration. I lived in San Francisco for almost 10 years and I currently call Oakland home. I work full time as a freelance illustrator creating children's books, advertising and editorial illustration.

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Your current job : 

Illustrator

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In which city are you located? 

Oakland, CA

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A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

Passionate

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What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 

Photoshop and Wacom

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What does your office space look like? 

It's cozy, petite and cluttered. All my mess is some what organized. My desk is in front of the window from where I can see the Oakland Hills and the fig tree in my front yard. I also get to watch the doggies of the neighbourhood walking by all day long while I draw. There is a lot of to-do lists, post-it notes and monthly charts around on the walls to stay on top of things but it's questionable how much it works.

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What kind of music do you listen when you are working ? 

I mostly listen to my favorite podcasts, indie, jazz and world music.

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Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ? 

I have a schedule that I created for myself that is built around my most productive hours and I stick with it everyday. I start work early, 7-8am, work 8-10 hours a day depending on the work load and I call it a day 6-7pm and head to my climbing gym where I reset it all.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 

Don't forget to spend time NOT drawing. Go out, live a little and get inspired.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you ? 

To keep at it. It works.

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What is your best tip for saving time ? 

Don't procrastinate!! And learn to multitask.

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What is your routine start and end of the day ? 

It always starts with coffee and ends with reading my book.

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Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

My tablet!!!

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